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‘Char Sue’ Brings its ‘Reimagined’ Asian Food to Essex Street this Weekend

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

Upper Essex Street is a few days from welcoming yet another restaurant to its ranks. Char Sue is just a couple days from debut. As previously reported, chef and co-owner Matt Rojas plans to serve a menu of “affordable” Asian food with a “Western twist,” plus craft beers, in a casual environment. Dishes include house […]

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Former ‘Dover’ Chef Opening ‘Char Sue’ at 119 Essex Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Closes for ‘Renovations’ After 10 Months

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Another potential loss for Essex Street. The writing is on the wall door. Comfort eatery Brannon’s at 119 Essex is now closed for the requisite “renovations.” To those following at home, that excuse oftentimes translates to death watch. The branded social media arm is quiet, and emails to owner Ron Brannon have gone unanswered. Brannon’s opened […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Street Should Open at the End of the Week

Posted July 9, 2013 at 5:18 am

Sunflower Video seems like so long ago at this point. The X-rated DVD house, which previously boasted “all kind of rentals,” was aborted in the summer of 2011.

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Donatella and D Bar Vet Bringing Brannon’s to 119 Essex Street

Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:09 am

Smut to sandwiches – that’s the recent retail trajectory of 119 Essex Street.

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Smutty Sunflower Video at 119 Essex Closes

Posted July 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

The tattered forest green awning was deposed from 119 Essex Street over a month ago, exposing the florescents bolted to the facade.

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Supercash and Pay-O-Matic in the Neighborhood

Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:07 am

Two neighborhood check-cashing stores were recently gobbled up and rolled into larger corporate conglomerates.  And with these changes, new in-your-face signage. First up is 115 Essex Street. The former Money Centers is now a superfly Supercash outpost.  Together with the neighboring Sunflower Video shop, this piece of Essex is a solid reminder of the old […]

Sunflower Video at 119 Essex Street

Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:28 am

In a post last week, Jeremiah discussed the trajectory of smut along the Deuce (if it can even be called that anymore).  Adult bookshops sprang up in the thirties, and became increasingly more hardcore over the years.  As technology changed, so did the industry, and peep shows, video, and DVD shops eventually took control. The […]

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